DB to DC Transfers

03/10/2017

The volume of requests for a transfer value statement from members of DB pension schemes continues to rise. For the first nine months of 2017, TDC has received 33% more requests for transfer value statements than in the corresponding period for 2016.

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The Administration & General Levy

01/08/2017

Invoices have now been issued to trustees of all DB pension schemes by the Pensions Regulator for the Administration & General Levy. This is the more affordable of the two levies that DB schemes have to pay each year, the other one being the levy for the PPF which will be invoiced in September 2017.

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Team TDC

21/07/2017

Following a few changes to roles and responsibilities over the last few weeks, I am pleased to unveil the new look TDC team. Ok, I accept there are a few old faces in the roles listed below. And speaking personally, I am trying to cope now that I am 50 something!

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TDC Pensions Conference, Aberdeen, 1 June 2017

19/04/2017

Small DB or Superfund! Does size matter for DB pension schemes? We are pleased to give you advance notice of our TDC Pensions Conference, to be held on Thursday 1 June 2017 at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen.

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TDC Pensions Conference, Glasgow, 25 May 2017

19/04/2017

Small DB or Superfund!Does size matter for DB pension schemes? We are pleased to give you advance notice of the next TDC Pensions Conference, to be held on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

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Reduced PPF levy for small schemes!

18/04/2017

This is the mouth watering headline message from the PPF’s consultation on the proposed changes to the levy calculation for the next three years. In its press release on 23 March 2017, the PPF said “We expect almost two thirds of schemes to see a reduction in levies.

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Is there a DB pensions crisis?

10/04/2017

No, according to the Pensions Regulator in their contribution to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Green Paper on “Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes”, published at the end of February 2017.

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DB Scheme Return

03/02/2017

The Pensions Regulator has encouraged trustees to submit their annual Scheme Return later this month, ahead of early March deadlines. What information is required in the Scheme Return and how has it changed from last year?

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Top 5 for DB Pension Schemes

22/01/2017

What are the top 5 issues that trustees and employers with DB pension schemes will have to deal with in 2017? At the TDC Pensions Conference in November 2016 we asked the audience this question.

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TDC has moved office!

05/01/2017

On 21 December 2016, we moved into our new office at 221 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2ND. After nearly 10 years, TDC had outgrown its office at 45 West Nile Street and it was the right time to move.

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